Saturday 14 August 1993
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by Jose Saramago, Tr Giovanni Pontiero, Harvill, pounds 8.99. Spiritual odyssey of a remarkable doctor-poet on the streets of Lisbon. Winner of the 1993 pounds 10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
The Ern Malley Affair by Michael Heyward, Faber, pounds 15.99. Intriguing account of a dazzling literary hoax. Review by Robert Winder, 13 August.
Cruel and Unusual by Patricia D Cornwell, Little, Brown, pounds 14.99. Tense and bloodstained thriller from the mortician's slab. Interview by Amanda Craig, 10 July.
The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brien, HarperCollins, pounds 12.95. Enthralling continuation of the novel-sequence about 18th- century seafarers. Interview by Peter Guttridge, 3 July.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 3 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 4 Ryan Gosling posts tribute to 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal' creator Ryan McHenry
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
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Eurovision 2015: What date is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 4, review: Sansa in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Noel Gallagher 'cannot wait' to hear Oasis-inspired One Direction album but rants about 'pointless' Tidal and Spotify
Top Gear: Paul Hollywood criticises BBC's handling of Jeremy Clarkson - 'whether he left is almost immaterial'
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
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